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numb

adjective uk   /nʌm/ us  
If a part of your body is numb, you are unable to feel it, usually for a short time: I had been lying awkwardly and my leg had gone numb. My fingers were numb with cold.Unable to feel anything not able to feel any emotions or to think clearly, because you are so shocked or frightened, etc.: When she first heard the news, she was numb with disbelief. Ever since his girlfriend left him he has felt numb.Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions

numb

verb [T] uk   /nʌm/ us  
to make something or someone feel numb: The extreme cold numbed her face and hands. The children are still numbed by their father's death.Unable to feel anything
numbly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Unable to feel anything
(Definition of numb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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